We are one church, but we are all individual members of it. And Christ expects each of us to grow and build the church up in love. He has given us everything that we need in order to reach that goal, reaching maturity as Christians.
As Christians, we are called to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” As we walk as Christians, we must be united with our brethren in the Lord’s church. We cannot let division create a rift in our fellowship. It is imperative that we find unity on these seven foundations (the Seven Ones) of Eph. 4:4-6
Considering another word related to salvation, we look at the obscure word “propitiation.” What does it mean? How is it used in the New Testament? What conclusions can we draw from passages that use it?
“Pray without ceasing.” That is what Paul had written in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Not only did he write it, he lived it, and we see that come out throughout his letters. There are many times that Paul records specific things for which he is praying. In Eph. 3:14-21, we notice three specific things that Paul prayed for. Join us as we study God’s Word Together.
10/22/17 a.m. sermon
It’s not much, but it’s what I have. That was the attitude of a poor widow in Jerusalem about 2000 years ago when she gave a tiny amount of money to the temple treasury. We learn from her a lot about the attitude of giving. As we study this story together, let’s notice a few things about giving that we can understand from the Scriptures.
10/8/17 a.m. sermon
In response to a recent tragedy, a number of people starting proclaiming that “thoughts and prayers” were not enough. Sometimes, it is true that even though we ought to pray in all situations, there is additional action that we can take to help those in need. Other times, the only option we have is to pray. In this lesson, we look at examples of both together.
9/24/17 a.m. sermon
It’s clear that many in our world have an issue with authority. The Bible teaches that if one has a problem with authority, he has a problem with God, because God has instituted authority in all areas of our lives (in church, in society, and in the home). One who claims to be a Christian must be subject to authority, or his religion is not from the Bible, it is self-made religion.